Quotations on Leader

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A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

The 'transition' involves the transfer of power from one president to another. In recent times, the incoming President has designated a Director of the Transition, a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Power, Leader, President)

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
- John Amery
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Time, Leader, Boys)

The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: Manager, Leader, Eye)

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: Manager, Leader, Perspective)

I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Time, Leader, People, End, Journey, Responsibility)

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Boss, People, Leaders, Past, Today)

If Sir John A. MacDonald or any other leader of that day were here now, he would have a different program from that of sixty years ago. He sought to give his people policies suited to the time in which he lived.
- John Bracken
(Keywords: Time, Leader, People, Day, Now, Years)

But let's be clear. We're talking about a country where there's no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and - sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um, so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war - sorry that's still Tony Blair.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: War, Leader, Country, Opposition, Parliament, Talking)

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Work, Leader, Majority, Senate, states, United)

Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew.
- Charisma Carpenter
(Keywords: God, Leader, Cause, Sense)

On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold.
- Stephen Cohen
(Keywords: War, Leader, Country, March, states, United)

Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism, but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
- Jim Cooper
(Keywords: War, Leader, May, Terrorism)

People have said I'm the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Anger, Leader, People, Jobs, Right, World)

Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn't deliver.
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Change, Leader, Chance, Followers)

Any time the country is split 50/50, the leader is wrong.
- Charles Evers
(Keywords: Time, Leader, Country, Wrong)

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Power, Leader, President)

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Finance, Money, Leader, Country)

In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music.
- Herbie Hancock
(Keywords: Music, Leader, Development, Past)

The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Government, Leader, Obligation, Opposition, Parliament, Reason)

First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Government, Leader, First, Forget, Opposition, Responsibility)

We became convinced that, regardless of Stalin's awful brutality and his reign of terror, he was a great war leader. Without Stalin, they never would have held.
- W. Averell Harriman
(Keywords: War, Leader, Terror)

Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Meeting, Responsibility, Song)

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: Life, Work, Leader, Friend, America, Influence, Name, Public, Senate, states, Today, United, Will)

America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Power, Leader, People, Opportunity, Hope, America, Freedom, Labor)

All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.
- Heinrich Himmler
(Keywords: Work, Leader, Genius, Fate, Years)

The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Keywords: Business, Leader, Interest, Today, Wishing, World, Years)

This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn't be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don't get in at all.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Keywords: Time, Leader, Job, states, Today, United, World)

I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: History, Life, Leader, Islam, Culture, Law, Literature, Party, Study)

We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners.
- Mike Johanns
(Keywords: Science, Leader, Decisions, states, United, World)

The leader of men in warfare can show himself to his followers only through a mask, a mask that he must make for himself, but a mask made in such form as will mark him to men of his time and place as the leader they want and need.
- John Keegan
(Keywords: Men, Time, Leader, Followers, Want, Will)

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Keywords: Experience, Leader, People, Being, Risk)

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, 'We did this ourselves.'
- Laozi
(Keywords: Work, Leader, People, Will)

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee
(Keywords: Power, Work, Leader, Honor, Will)

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: Society, Leader, People, Artist, Reflection)

In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world.
- Joe Lieberman
(Keywords: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)

I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology.
- Dan Lipinski
(Keywords: Technology, Work, Leader, Hope, America, Cooperation, Country, Future, World)

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Men, Leader, Conviction, Will)

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.
- Courtney Love
(Keywords: Religion, Leader, Being)

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
- Andre Malraux
(Keywords: Love, Leader, Duty, First)

In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
- Kenny Marchant
(Keywords: Science, Leader, Opportunity, America, Children, Innovation, Order)

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois
(Keywords: Fitness, Quality, Leader, Being, Force, Leaders)

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Dream, Vision, Conviction, Energy)

My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader in society is just that a hope. What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy but the outline of a possibility. There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Keywords: Society, Leader, Hope, Possibility, Church, Prophecy, Will)

I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
- Richard M. Nixon
(Keywords: Change, History, Leader, Control, Destiny, Direction, Running)

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Keywords: Men, Leader, Character, America, Man, Question)

To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.
- Margaret Oliphant
(Keywords: Society, Leader, Man)

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two.
- Shimon Peres
(Keywords: Peace, War, Leader, Contradiction, First, Man)

The quality of his being one with the people, of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them, made it possible for him to be a leader without ever being or thinking of being a dictator.
- Frances Perkins
(Keywords: Quality, Leader, People, Being, Thinking)



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